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Category: Primary Years Program (PYP)

IB: PYP June Update HMES

It is hard to believe this school year is coming to an end!  During the last week in May, we had our verification visit from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP), and are moving forward in our quest to become fully authorized.  Thank you to the parents who joined Dr. Healer as we discussed […]

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IB-PYP May Update HMES

HMES scholars and teachers are finishing up their next transdisciplinary unit! In Kindergarten, scholars explored the theme of Sharing the Planet with a focus on the central idea: There is a connection between nature and communities. Throughout the unit, students have been monitoring their impact on the environment. They will show their learning by either […]

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Fostering Academic Honesty

As the weather heats up and EOC exams, SOLs, projects and papers are ramping up; it is a good time to reflect on how to continually foster academic honesty at all levels.  Check out the blog below for tips to foster academic honesty and the IB’s position on academic integrity: http://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2018/03/27/11-tips-for-teachers-to-foster-academic-honesty/ Academic Integrity in the IB – Position Paper

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HMES – IB: PYP Happenings

HMES scholars and teachers are excited to have completed their first IB transdisciplinary units!  In Kindergarten, scholars explored the theme of How the World Works with a focus on the central idea: Systems and their rules impact how the world works. This unit included a study of shadows, water, magnets and voting. First grade scholars […]

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